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    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.


    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.


    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown


    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.


    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.


    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

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We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The herringbone traction pattern works well on any type of surface according to reviewers.
  • A good number of buyers claim that the Nike LeBron Witness 3 looks so good. Some think that it looks pretty much like Kobe Bryant basketball shoes. They also share that these are among the best-looking LeBrons ever.
  • There are wearers who notice that these LeBron basketball shoes break in really well.
  • The rear tag with a LeBron logo gives the shoe a premium signature look.
  • Several users observe that the court feel is really good
  • The Nike LeBron Witness 3 looks and feels better on hand, say the majority of shoppers.
  • Most testers mention that the textile upper is super comfortable.
  • A large number of Witness 3 owners leave comments that the shoe is pretty light.
  • A few testers are surprised when they used the shoe for outdoor hooping and it did not show any signs of wear.
  • At least three users attest that the ankle collar has a lot of padding, providing them a good amount of comfort.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike LeBron Witness 3 runs long and narrow that even wearers with normal-sized feet claim that the midfoot is quite tight.
  • A reviewer notices that the colored outsole is more slippery than the regular one.
  • According to a couple of testers, the lateral support that these LeBron James basketball shoes provide is not good. They say that they tend to slip a lot.

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85 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | RicheeKim

    With the retail price that is less than $100, these are definitely a great shoe to pick up. And you know, if you guys want to play outdoors, you can definitely do that in these shoes. Material-wise, I'm not sure if it'll hold up too well outdoors just because it is a knit. But the oustole should hold up because it is a pretty hard rubber. So yeah if you have normal feet or narrow feet, and you guys want to pick them up, go ahead. You won't be disappointed.

  • 83 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    Great budget shoe. Even it was like a $130 or $140 bucks, I could still say get it. That's how good a performer this is and that's how much I enjoy playing in these.

  • First look / Unboxing | Kixx Navida

  • First look / Unboxing | Kixx Navida

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Profile of the Nike LeBron Witness 3

The third model in the LeBron Witness series sports an aesthetic that is almost identical with that of its predecessors. Instead of the hexagonal diamond traction pattern, the Witness 3 comes with a straight out herringbone traction pattern as a significant change. Added to that, the previous forefoot Zoom pods are replaced with a full-length Air unit for responsiveness. The upper is made of molded micro-mesh which some call textile or knit.


Cushion. The responsiveness of the Nike LeBron Witness 3 comes from the Phylon midsole with an encapsulated full-length Air unit. This lightweight cushioning setup delivers great court feel and impact protection.

Traction. The solid outsole rubber of the Nike LeBron Witness 3 comes with a tried-and-true full-length herringbone traction with a story to tell. The distinct grooves in the outsole is a landmark in Ohio where LeBron James used to reside. The thick grooves are designed for the shoe to withstand outdoor courts and resist dust.


Length and Width. The Nike LeBron Witness 3 is reported to run long and narrow. According to the majority of testers and reviewers, narrow footers will not have any issue with the fit. As for  those with normal feet, a snug fit is achieved by making loose adjustments to the shoe laces. Unfortunately, wide footers will have to look for a different shoe.

Lockdown. To keep the foot in place, the LeBron Witness 3 utilizes a traditional lacing system. For a comfortable ankle hug, the inner walls of the shoe have foams.


The upper of the Nike LeBron Witness 3 is built with molded micro-mesh in a hexagonal pattern. The textile upper delivers breathability, breathability, and comfort all day long. The eyelets are coated with thermo polyurethane to keep it durable.


The Nike LeBron Witness 3 comes in a low-top silhouette, and it prominently features the Nike Swoosh logos on the sides. The heel comes with a tab similar to that of the LeBron 15. To showcase the technology used in the midsole, the outsole has a carved out window and an “AIR” callout. ‘LLTK,’ which means Long Live The King, is imprinted onto the midsole. LeBron James’s famous lion logo is seen on the tongue.

Special Colorways of the Nike LeBron Witness 3

The Nike LeBron Witness 3 sees two basic colorways upon its recent release–Black/University Red and the Black/White. Unlike the previous Witness models, the Witness 3 has a special colorway that pays tribute to the legendary player’s roots.

Nike LeBron Witness 3 “I Promise”

LeBron James currently resides in Los Angeles but his love for his hometown Akron, OH never fades. The Akron Public Schools and LeBron James Family Foundation teamed up to create a new school for students who need it most. The school opened its doors in September 2018 and is expected to accommodate 1st to 8th graders by 2022.

LeBron James dedicates the “I Promise” colorway to the school by implementing their official colors into the shoe. The LeBron Witness 3 has a black upper. The shoe also comes with a cool grey chrome Swoosh logo and a camouflage mix of volt, red, and blue in the outsole.